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By PBS NewsHour
The daily destruction of Syria's civil war is at once shocking and now strangely familiar. The Oscar-nominated documentary short “The White Helmets” aims to get beyond the numbness of the conflict by showing real first responders working to rescue victims…
James Baldwin was one of the nation’s most prominent novelists, social critics and civil rights activists of the 20th century. Now his critiques of racism and segregation are the subject of a new Oscar-nominated documentary titled, “I Am Not Your…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a jazz musician, begin a love affair, but the stresses of the spotlight take a toll on their relationship. That’s the story “La La Land,” a modern movie musical about beating the odds that…
By Elizabeth Flock
Favorites for nominations this year include the breakout musical, "La La Land," the affecting drama, "Manchester by the Sea," and the coming-of-age film, "Moonlight," all three of which performed well in the Golden Globes. "Moonlight," which follows a boy as…
This poem is one of four that American poet Ron Padgett wrote specifically for the new Jim Jarmusch film “Paterson,” which follows a poetry-writing bus driver (played by Adam Driver) who shares a name with his city of Paterson, New…
“Hidden Figures” is a story about reaching for the stars while fighting racial and gender barriers. The new movie follows the careers of three black women who worked at NASA’s Langley headquarters in Virginia during the 1950s and ‘60s to…
What were the best films of 2016, and who delivered the most captivating performances? Jeffrey Brown sits down with Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio to discuss their top picks.
By Nsikan Akpan
The story behind how Hidden Figures went from biography to Hollywood, as told by the author, cast and crew.
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